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Is a coin with a 1935 Mercury head dime and a wheat penny back authentic?


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2015-07-16 18:06:52
2015-07-16 18:06:52

You have what's known as a "Magician's Coin".

This is NOT something that was done at the Mint.

This was made by altering two normal coins and gluing the altered pieces back together. Use a magnifier to check just inside the rim on one side of the coin -- you are looking for the seam where the two pieces were joined -- it could be on either side of the coin.

This type of novelty item sells regularly in Magic Shops and on for a couple dollars.

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Since this piece was made from coins with designs that have been discontinued for many years, it would bring more than one made from coins currently found in circulation. However, since no one is "making a market" in these items, about the only way to determine how much it will bring is to put it up for auction. You might search eBay to see if anything similar has been offered lately.


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1935 wheat cents are common, most are 3 to 10 cents.

Average value is 3 to 10 cents.

Average value is 3 to 5 cents

In average circulated grades the value is less than one dollar.

If the coin is a 1935 or 1935 D vf it is worth $0.25 xf it is $1.00. If the coin is a 1935 S vf is $0.50 and xf is $1.00 USD.

Probably not. It sounds similar to a "magician's coin" made by cutting apart 2 genuine coins and swapping the sides.

I think you mean an "S" mintmark, depending on grade, value is 10 cents to $2.00

Penny Meagher was born in 1935.

1935? Whose bicentennial was that?

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The good news is yes the bad news is not much over face value of course this depends on the condition of the coin. 1935 Lincoln cents are valued between $0.15 to $7.

Penny Kunard was born on April 4, 1935, in Illinois, USA.

A 1935 Lincoln cent has the same design as all other wheat cents, including the 1909-S example shown above. The only difference is that for cents dated 1918 and later, the designer's initials V.D.B. (Victor David Brenner) appear under Lincoln's shoulder rather than on the reverse.

It may be a wrong planchet error ( 1 cent coin struck on dime planchet) but I doubt it, take it to a dealer or collector to make sure.

no but a 1934 lincoln penny costs a million so thats rare

7-25-11>>> 1935 is a common date for Mercury dimes, most are only valued for the silver, about $2.50

Yes it is worth $0.15-$7.00

1935 is not a rare date for Mercury dimes. In circulated condition, it's worth about $1 (for the silver it contains).

10c to 60c depending on condition.

Wheat, oats, corn, barley, alfalfa.

Depending on how much wear it has, 25 cents to $1.25

For most coins 5 to 50 cents depending on condition.

The value is around a 1.00 in good shape maybe more

1935 Mercury Head dimes are common date coins. Most are only valued for the silver. Today it's $1.32.

A 1935-D Lincoln Cent in good condition (G4) is worth: 5 cents; if its mint state is MS60, its value is: $11.00.

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